No matter how much we love a certain Capcom game we might not see a sequel of it ever. Unless the game has sold a minimum of 2 million copies.
In an interview with Famitsu, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono stated that Capcom will have to put a break on any plans for a sequel if a certain title doesn’t sell according to their expectations.
“That’s what I’ve always been telling the company too. But at the end of the day, there are just some brick walls that a salaryman can never overcome *laughs*. For instance, if a game doesn’t sell over 2 million copies, then we’d have to put the brakes on any plans for a sequel.”
According to Ono, poor sales simply mean that they were not “capable enough.” So, they will learn from their mistakes and apply that experience in other projects.
Something that should be mentioned here is that these comments were made in reply to a question regarding Street Fighter X Tekken. Ono stated that if some more budget is allocated to the project, they might release a new patch but judging by his comments, a sequel doesn’t seem to be in the pipeline.
But nothing is set in stone and things can always change so we should keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
With Bandai Namco currently working on the hugely popular Tekken 7, there should be someone to offer some healthy competition. What do you think? Would you like to see a new Street Fighter game?